All publications of “Raquel Afonso Caserta Eid”3 results
Bronchial hygiene techniques in patients on mechanical ventilation: what are used and why?
ABSTRACT Objective To analyze and describe the maneuvers most commonly used in clinical practice by physical therapists and the reasons for choosing them. Methods A prospective multicenter study using a questionnaire. The sample consisted of physical therapists from five hospitals (three private hospitals, a teaching hospital and a public hospital). Results A total of 185 questionnaires were filled in. Most professionals had graduated 6 to 10 years before and over had over 10 years of intensive care unit experience. The […]
Impact of respiratory therapy in vital capacity and functionality of patients undergoing abdominal surgery
ABSTRACTObjectiveTo evaluate the vital capacity after two chest therapy techniques in patients undergoing abdominal surgical.Methods A prospective randomized study carried out with patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit after abdominal surgery. We checked vital capacity, muscular strength using the Medical Research Council scale, and functionality with the Functional Independence Measure the first time the patient was breathing spontaneously (D1), and also upon discharge from the Intensive Care Unit (Ddis). Between D1 and Ddis, respiratory therapy was carried out according […]
Design of an instrument to measure the quality of care in Physical Therapy
ABSTRACTObjective:To design an instrument composed of domains that would demonstrate physical therapy activities and generate a consistent index to represent the quality of care in physical therapy.Methods:The methodology Lean Six Sigma was used to design the tool. The discussion involved seven different management groups staff. By means of brainstorming and Cause & Effect Matrix, we set up the process map.Results:Five requirements composed the quality of care index in physical therapy, after application of the tool called Cause & Effect Matrix. […]